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Altered States

Sometimes dementia can cause a person to experience a different reality to our own, this may include seeing, hearing, tasting or smelling something that isn’t present (hallucinations), inability to recognise objects, people, tastes or sounds (misperception) and/or...

A Safe Sensory Home

People living with dementia often fare best in surroundings that are familiar to them. The home environment can provide a sense of security and with that, can help to maintain a feeling of confidence in yourself and your loved one. By following the advice in Finding...

Understanding Behaviour

You may find that over time the way your loved one responds or acts in certain situations may change. This can be puzzling and at times, upsetting since their actions may be completely out of character. Be aware that this can be due to a number of reasons, such as:  ...

Finding the Light in Dementia: 7 steps to creating a memory box

A great way to stay connected together with your loved one living with dementia is by creating a memory box. This will help you enjoy the present by exploring meaningful objects that reflect parts of your lives. It is also a good starting point to creating...

A diagnosis of dementia, what now?

If your partner/loved one has just received a diagnosis of dementia, you are probably both feeling scared and uncertain about what lies ahead. If you have children living at home there will be an added concern about how you and your partner’s roles as parents will...

5 ways to communicate with a loved one living with dementia

  One of the biggest challenges of dementia is that it can affect a person’s ability to speak and communicate their needs. This must be so frustrating for the person and for their loved ones. Often people withdraw from social circles as the effort to convey their...